HCL Technologies is moving priority workload to outside India to ensure business continuity amid the surge of COVID cases. HCL’s President and CEO C Vijayakumar told PTI that “Some geographies have established and their vaccination levels are very high, so they are taking a little more load”. HCL’s 30% workers are based out of India. The tech firm has also set up a COVID helpline, having 25 doctors and 20 nurses, for its employees.
HCL Tech is planning to hire 1,000 freshers and experienced professionals at Nagpur facility. Professionals should have work experience between 2-20 years in Java, Salesforce, Mulesoft, PLM and Automation. It would create an IT development centre to recruit, train and employ local talent and pursue careers in ERS, apps and infrastructure management services. HCL, having 1.59 employees, has nurtured over 15,000 candidates in last 4 years.
HCL Technologies has signed a five-year digital workplace services agreement with Airbus. The Noida based firm, as a part of the agreement, using its HCL’s Fluid Workplace Model will modernise Aibus’s digital workplace by deploying the latest digital tech to simplify Airbus’ existing IT processes and optimisation of delivery costs, using unique end-to-end management services to cover the information and operational technology landscape.
HCL Technologies’ IT development centre in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh will hire 1,000 freshers and experienced professionals in a virtual “Mega Recruitment Drive” on 12th and 13th Feb. Qualification for experienced professionals would be 2-8 years of experience in Java, Chip Designing, .Net, Azure, Microservices, SAP, Python, Protocol Development, Networking, DevOps and Automation testing. HCL Vijayawada is already nurturing 1,500 employees since its inception in February 2020.
HCL Technologies will hire about 20,000 people over the next six months to meet the strong growth in the adoption of digital services. The Noida-based company crossed $10 bn revenue in 2020 and has 1,59,682 employees by end of Dec 2020. “There was net hiring of over 6,500 people in Q3. There is a big demand pipeline and so, we are continuing to hire both freshers and lateral talent to fulfil the demand,” said HCL Technologies President and CEO C Vijayakumar.
HCL Technologies has acquired Australian IT firm DWS Ltd for $115.8M to further expand its digital offerings in the Oceania region. The transaction is expected to close in December 2020, subject to closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. HCL currently employs 1600 people in major cities, including Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. The DWS Group closed FY 2020 with revenues of $122.9M and has over 700 employees.
HCL Technologies said that it has opened a European Cybersecurity Fusion Center in Gothenburg, Sweden. This center is powered by the company’s ‘Dynamic Cybersecurity Framework’ and has the capability to analyse millions of events per second. Apart from monitoring and alerting, it also resolves and remediates incidents. This move will enable its European customer firms to comply with local regulations concerning data sovereignty.
Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and tech service company, appointed Venu Lambu as President of Global Markets. He will be responsible for accelerating Mindtree’s revenue growth. Lambu will be based in London and will formulate strategic directions and business development for Mindtree business across all industry segments. He has held leadership roles at Cognizant, HCL Technologies, IBM and has 25 years of experience in tech and service industry.
Although employees in all IT companies have been WFH for almost three months now, firms are still not rushing to bring employees back to offices. Infosys has only 15% employees working-from-offices and the number is likely to grow gradually. On the contrary, Hexaware Technologies do not plan WFO for 50% of its employees until the vaccine is made available by the govt. HCL Tech has 4% of its workforce at customer locations and its offices.